HAVE you ever wanted to work behind the scenes on a hit tv-series?

Well good news, because a Scottish based TV series is offering 32 people the chance to work on their production set.

The Outlander Trainee Scheme has opened up its annual recruitment programme for its seventh season and are looking for creatives and technicians to begin a career in the film and television industry.

Applications opened on November 16 for trainee roles which begin in January 2022.

The roles available for application are in various departments such as Painting, rigging, plastering, carpentry, costume, production, and locations.

As part of the scheme, new trainees can earn salaries between £433 and £546 in the programme which has recruited for multiple series.

Screen Scotland said: “Outlander is a commission from Sony Pictures and Starz and represents a significant production spend and training opportunity for Scotland.

“Since Outlander began filming in Scotland in 2014, Screen Scotland, Outlander and ScreenSkills have co-funded a traineeships programme across all departments including camera, costume, design, assistant director, art department, effects and production - to approximately twenty trainees per series.”

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What qualifications do I need?

Besides living in Scotland, the Outlander Training Programme supports diversity and encourages applications from across all sections of the community.

No formal qualifications are required, however applicants must:

  • Normally resident in Scotland (The production base is Cumbernauld)
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have a basic understanding of the film and television industry, preferably with relevant work experience
  • Preferably have at least one credit from a professional TV or Film production
  • Have no more than 12 months paid experience within the department they are applying to
  • Preferably have a full clean driving licence

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When do applications close?

You can apply here, or email outlandertrainings7@gmail.com.

The deadline for all the traineeships (except Production and Locations) is 9am, Monday the December 13 2021

The deadline for Production and Location traineeships is 9am, Monday the  January 3, 2022

When would I start?

The Traineeship will commence in January 2022 and potentially run until August 2022 if it is similar to other years.

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